A Gnoteable Anniversary

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Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Postby ian holmes » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:52 am

Shamelessly bumping this thread up as I got confirmation from the exhibition manager that Purespring has been accepted at the Granite City Train show, St. Cloud MN on April 18th.
I've ironed out the projects that need doing to get the layout "up to snuff". A lot of cleaning and touching up. A new tree is on the cards and some new, more accurate wagons.
Really looking forward to getting started on the to do list.
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Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Postby RoGNer » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:59 am

Bump away Ian - its a classic! And images as you tick the box done

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(that reminds me; trying some snuff is on my to do list) :D
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Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Postby ian holmes » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:18 pm

Progress!!!
One of the tasks on my to do list is the construction of some wagons more resembling the prototype.
In my "old purchases" bag was the Ratio PW Wagon set. Four wagons just ripe for conversion. Conversion is a bit of a misnomer as all I've used is the solebar/W-iron moulding. The solebar was faced with a length of 3.2mm evergreen channel and the supports for the wagon floor were fettled from some 3.2mm H column as it looked better than the channelling in profile. The floor is some .5mm styrene sheet framed with some 3mm x .5mm strip.
To my mind it looks the part.
It sits a little high thanks to the fact that it is running on 12mm wheels, instead of a prototypically correct 10mm. Perhaps 10.5mm Romfords would help the improve the appearance. If I'm being hyper critical the styrene channel is .2mm too deep and the W-iron moulding too deep as well so perhaps 9mm wheels would be a better bet. However, when it it sits against my Bedford and Jesty locomotive it looks good.
Some weight is very much needed on the model. Though with the light, airy, open construction hiding that ballast will be difficult.
For a first effort at some Gn15 modeling in many, many years it's quite OK. This was just a test of methods and next time out I'll batch build them.

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Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Postby RoGNer » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:01 pm

Jolly Gnice work there Ian - it certainly does look the part

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Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Postby Simon » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:31 pm

Looks very neat!

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Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:26 pm

Great Ian. I don't recall a photo of the prototype having featured here:
http://78n18.laurell.nu/prototypes/uk/s ... gs-06.html
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Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Postby Colin Peake » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:15 pm

That does look rather good Ian, certainly distinctive and not the Gn15 'norm'. What do you intend to use as axle boxes?

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Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Postby ian holmes » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:37 am

Colin, axles boxes is a bit of an overstatement really. It doesn't really need much more than what I already have on the model.Though it would be nice to slice a few mm out of the W-iron to be able to model that rubber springing pad. :D
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Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Postby ian holmes » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:17 am

Joy of joys! I have even found a dealer in Canada who has 9mm Romford disc wheels in stock. It must be a sign!
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Re: A Gnoteable Anniversary

Postby ian holmes » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:01 pm

Super speedy service from Model Railway Imports in Canada meant that the 9mm Romfords arrived today. So I popped a set into the test wagon et voila! A huge improvement. Now I can get on and batch build my wagon fleet. OK only 4 wagons, but you get the idea.
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